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5 Important Tips on How to Pitch a Literary Agent In Person

Writing conferences offer valuable chances to meet face-to-face with agents—but in the heat of the moment, nerves can get the best of even the most confident writers. Here are 5 steps to coming out on top. The post 5 Important Tips on How to Pitch a Literary Agent In Person appeared first on

New Literary Agent Alert: Danielle Burby of HSG Agency

She is seeking: young adult, mystery, women's fiction, and an occasional fantasy. She gravitates toward stories with a strong voice and particularly enjoys complex female characters, narratives that explore social issues, and coming-of-age stories. Show More Summary

Literary Agent Interview: Greg Aunapu of Salkind Literary

This is an interview with Greg Aunapu of the Salkind Literary Agency (part of Studio B). Before he became an agent, he was a freelance journalist for TIME magazine and many other major publications. He is the writer/co-author of three...Show More Summary


“How I Got My Agent” is a recurring feature on the Guide to Literary Agents Blog, with this installment featuring Caseen Gaines, author of WE DON’T NEED ROADS: THE MAKING OF THE BACK TO THE FUTURE TRILOGY. These columns are great ways for you to learn how to find a literary agent. Show More Summary

New Literary Agent Alert: Eric Smith of P.S. Literary

Eric is seeking: Eric is eagerly acquiring fiction and nonfiction projects. He's actively seeking out new, diverse voices in Young Adult (particularly sci-fi and fantasy), New Adult, and Literary and Commercial Fiction (again, loves sci-fi and fantasy, but also thrillers and mysteries). Show More Summary

Today in Comics History: A Tribute to Julius Schwartz

Julius “Julie” Schwartz was born on this day in 1915. Schwartz was a literary agent, early fanzine editor and convention organizer, but he is perhaps best known as one of the most prominent editors at DC Comics and, ultimately, the midwife of the Silver Age of Comics. Continue reading…

Query Letters and First Pages Workshop

2 weeks agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

Mediabistro is running its first workshop to help writers craft the perfect pitch and query letter to send to agents and editors. In the Query Letter and First Pages Workshop, students will work with Kate McKean, a top literary agent...Show More Summary

Writing the Classic Picture Book – Webinar with Jodell Sadler and Allison Moore

In this live 90-minute webinar instructor (and literary agent) Jodell Sadler and instructor (and editor) Allison Moore, Assistant Editor at Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, share their tips on preparing your manuscript for publication. Show More Summary

Abrams Artists Agency Promotes Two To Agent In Lit Division

Abrams Artists Agency has promoted Manal Hammad to Agent in the newly formed Literary Division in the Los Angeles office, and David Doerrer to Agent and Director of Foreign Rights in the Book Division in New York. The promotions follow...Show More Summary

Cleancast: The Scourge Of Moths And Glitter

2 weeks agoSports : Deadspin

My guest this week on the official Ask a Clean Person podcast is Kate McKean, a vice president and agent at the Howard Morhaim Literary Agency. Kate, who often represents crafty types who want to turn their work into book projects, joined me to talk about two invasive species: moths and glitter. Read more...

New Literary Agent Alert: Moe Ferrara of BookEnds, LLC

She is seeking: Moe is interested in science fiction and fantasy for all age groups (no picture books). She loves a bit (or a lot!) of romance in her fiction, so the right contemporary or historical romance will spark her interest. She's...Show More Summary

Selling Your Children’s Book: How to Write and Pitch Novels & Picture Books for Kids — June 29 Boot Camp by the Agents at P.S. Literary (with a Critique for all Attendees)

Children’s books—young adult, middle grade, and picture books—have taken over the publishing industry (in a good way). Readers of all ages are devouring the books that used to only take up space in libraries, children’s bookshelves, or school classrooms. Show More Summary

Get to Know Literary Agent Jennifer Chan, Who Just Moved to Fuse Literary

"I'm looking to acquire literary fiction, commercial fiction, women’s fiction, upmarket fiction, contemporary romance, mature Young Adult, New Adult, suspense/ thriller and select graphic novels (adult, YA or MG). As a second-generation...Show More Summary

New Literary Agent Alert: Saba Sulaiman of Talcott Notch Literary

She is seeking: In adult fiction, she seeks upmarket literary and commercial fiction, romance (all subgenres except paranormal), character-driven psychological thrillers, cozy mysteries, and memoir. In young adult, she seeks all subgenres except paranormal, fantasy, and sci-fi. Show More Summary

Inside Traditional Publishing: Authors - Are You Auditing Your Royalty Statements?

In her article, "Good Agents Audit Royalty Statements," Kristin Nelson (President, Nelson Literary Agency) writes that over the past decade, careful auditing by her agency has recovered over $600,000 for her clients. "Even now, naryShow More Summary

Four Agents Join Forces to Form The Book Group

last monthMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

Julie Barer, Faye Bender, Brettne Bloom, and Elisabeth Weed will join together to establish The Book Group. This new venture will be a full-service literary agency. According to Publishers Lunch, each of these literary agents have more than a decade of experience in the industry. Show More Summary

New Literary Agent Alert: Jennifer Johnson-Blalock of Liza Dawson Associates

Reminder: New literary agents (with this spotlight featuring Jennifer Johnson-Blalock of Liza Dawson Associates) are golden opportunities for new writers because each one is a literary agent who is likely building his or her client list. Show More Summary

Nick Harris, Veteran Literary Agent, Dies at 49

He worked for such firms as Mosaic and ICM Partners before co-founding The Story Foundation for young-adult audiences in 2012. read more

Nick Harris Dies: Veteran Lit Agent And Story Foundation Co-Founder Was 49

Nick Harris, a longtime literary agent who co-founded the Story Foundation, has died of cancer. He was 49. ICM Partners said Harris died May 22 at his home in Los Angeles. After graduating law school, Harris began his career at AP Watt in his native London. Show More Summary

New Literary Agent Alert: Amanda Rutter of Red Sofa Literary

Amanda is seeking: adult fantasy and science fiction, as well as young adult fantasy and contemporary. She is actively looking for new writers and clients. The post New Literary Agent Alert: Amanda Rutter of Red Sofa Literary appeared first on

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